Sunday, November 20, 2005

Behind the Uh...Times

By Cassandra D

The New York Times has more than Judith Miller to worry about if it wants to be America's "Paper of Record." Color photography and ink that doesn't smear are two steps up to the modern era that the paper has taken. But they just can't quite seem to master that Internet thing.

Take this paragraph from today's article, "Seeing Life Outside New Orleans Alters Life Inside It," and its ridiculous link:

The city's easygoing nature and still-obvious charms could have contributed to the complacency. In "A Confederacy of Dunces," by John Kennedy Toole, the eccentric and wastrel Reilly spends much of his time wandering from job to job in the French Quarter, and he refers to the city as "a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation."

Do you think they actually pay someone to add links to their electronic edition? If so, heck I'd like that job. There's clearly no supervision or expectation of utility. Can you imagine all the fun and flair you could add to stories on, say, John Wayne Gacy or baseball's Jesus Colome?

2 Comments:

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Ceres said...

That is just so sad...

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Chai-rista said...

Hilarious! This is Weekly World News worthy linking!

 

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